J-Term in Italy Available Sessions
Get a Flight Voucher worth up to $1,000 when you apply with code* by January 06, 2022
About the Program
Spend your January-term exploring the richness, beauty, taste and complexities of Italian culture through one of the courses available from a range of disciplines. You will have the opportunity to engage with locals while learning inside and outside the classroom. Your course will include tours of galleries and museums, guided wine and cheese tastings, visits to local businesses, historic tours, and other academic and social activities that bring lessons learned in class to life. The CEA Florence Center’s central location in one of the city’s major piazzas promotes community interaction—a key component of the curriculum. Study within a dynamic environment where active and collaborative learning drive the curriculum.
- 12/28/21 - 1/11/22
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- Application Requirements
- $95 Online Application Fee
- Complete Application
- Transcript - Unofficial
Choose to enroll in 1 CEA elective course; course meets for 45 contact hours/3 credits.
Class meets Monday-Friday, a total of 9 class meetings for 4¼ hours each. Active learning components required by your course will take place during class time.
Prior to departure, you will select your preferred course. You will be enrolled into the course based on its availability. As a result, it is in your best interest to have alternative courses approved by your home university prior to your departure. Please consult with your academic advisor at your home university on credit pre-approval guidelines.
Please note, due to the length and intensity of the program, excursions are not included.
All Levels Course Structure
The following courses have been confirmed for this term. Please note, the host institution reserves the right to cancel or change courses without prior notification.
*Courses with an asterisk indicate that the course has been associated with multiple subject areas.
Please click on the course title to view additional subject areas and detailed course information.
Get out and explore! Excursions are offered for most semester, year, and summer programs*. Semester students are typically offered between two to three excursions and summer study students are typically offered between one to two excursions. You'll receive a calendar of excursions during orientation; here are a few day and overnight excursions we've offered in the past.
A fusion of ancient, baroque, and modern architecture, tradition and the cutting-edge, Rome has been a center of power, culture, and religion for millennia. CEA guides bring you to must-see sites, such as the Colosseum, the Pantheon, St. Peter's Basilica, and the Sistine Chapel. Rome truly has something to offer everyone and more-than lives up to its nickname: “The Eternal City.”
On this three-day tour, you’ll discover two famous coastal towns: Amalfi and Sorrento. Spend a day exploring the ruins of Pompeii, a city preserved under lava since 79 CE, and climbing Mt. Vesuvius, the volcano that buried Pompeii. This region of Italy is known for its cuisine, and CEA will take you off the beaten path to a farm to taste the best cheese in the world: fresh buffalo mozzarella.
The Cinque Terre National Park spans 4,300 acres across five picturesque villages (the cinque terre), connected by hiking paths and a train line. The area boasts delicious basil, lemons, and grapes. Spend a day hiking or at the beach, soaking up the sun, and enjoying the breathtaking stretches of beautiful coastline. Your Instagram followers will be green with envy!
One of Italy’s most picturesque and international medieval cities, Siena is home to well-preserved Gothic architecture and is the birthplace of one of Italy’s patron saints. Siena may be best known for its annual summer horse races, whose origins go back to the 1300s (Think the horseracing scene in James Bond’s Quantum of Solace.)
This budget contains costs that you can take to your financial aid office. Please note that amounts may fluctuate; we’ve included a range of costs.
Federal law allows the use of financial aid to cover “reasonable” costs of study abroad including round-trip transportation, tuition and fees for the program, living costs, passport and visa fees, health insurance, and more.
Please note that all costs and charges listed below are subject to change without notice. With the exception of Program Price, all costs are estimates and may vary.
Below is a tentative itinerary for your program. Please note, dates and events below may change without prior notification. Contact CEA before purchasing airline tickets.
You will receive a finalized itinerary once you arrive onsite.
Note: Additional cultural activities/excursions or required course-related activities may be incorporated into your final itinerary. You are advised not to make personal travel arrangements until you have the final dates.